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CULTURAL TOURS TO CENTRAL EUROPE AND BEYOND



    Habsburg Heritage was founded in 1989 and offers carefully planned unpretentious accompanied holidays to musical events in Europe and the UK.
    MUSIC AND CULTURE TOURS 2018

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    THE RING IN DRESDEN

    28 January – 5 February 2018
    The intelligent Ring production by Willy Decker was the focus of our successful visit when Fabio Luisi was in his honeymoon period with the Sächsische Staatskapelle and the Semperoper Dresden. We returned for the next cycle when Mr Luisi made an abrupt departure. Now it returns for two cycles with their chief conductor, the superb Wagnerian Christian Thielemann. All tickets were snapped up in 24 hours but we have succeeded in acquiring a small number for the second cycle.

    Petra Lang sings Brünnhilde, Albert Dohmen - Alberich, Christa Mayer - Fricka, Erda and Waltraute, Kurt Streit is Loge, Gerhard Siegel - Mime and Andreas Schager - Siegfried.

    We will have time to explore the treasures of Dresden and spend a whole day in Leipzig.
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    MANCHESTER CHAMBER MUSIC FESTIVAL
    FRENCH CONNECTIONS: Un voyage des Impressions
     8 - 12 March 2018

    MANCHESTER is where the Royal Northern College of Music presents an annual chamber music festival, this year on French Connections. (8 – 12 March). We also have Opera North’s acclaimed Madama Butterfly with Anne Sophie Duprels.

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    BERLIN FESTTAGE

    29 March - 3 April 2018 We are back from the 58th and final outing of the Götz Friedrich Ring at the Deutsche Oper and cannot wait to return to vibrant Berlin. The Staatsoper is at last returning to Unter den Linden and we could not resist Daniel Barenboim’s Berlin Festtage next Easter (29 March – 3 April) – Parsifal and a new Falstaff at the Staatsoper, Barenboim and Argerich at the Philharmonie, Korngold’s Das Wunder der Heliane at the Deutsche Oper and Offenbach’s Barbe-Bleu at the Komische Oper in a new production by Stefan Herheim.

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    WAGNER in BUDAPEST
    9 - 15 June 2018

    Acclaimed semi-staged productions with Adam Fischer and Bayreuth soloists. This year there are performances of Der fliegende Holländer, Tannhäuser and Tristan und Isolde with Anja Kampe, Sophie Koch, Stephen Gould and Robert Dean Smith amongst others.

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    ANGELA HEWITT'S TRASIMENO FESTIVAL
       and Renaissance fresco cycles
    28 June - 7 July 2018

    The great Canadian pianist and musical friends give recitals in idyllic Umbrian settings. We stay in a hotel right on the lakeside (and this is where Tony Pappano has his holiday home!) and spend the last day on the Piero della Francesca trail.

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    THE SCHUBERTIADE - SCHWARZENBERG
    25 August - 2 September 2018

    Artists include singers Soile Isokoski, Ian Bostridge, and the exciting young tenor Daniel Behle, pianists Elisabeth Leonskaja, András Schiff and Igor Levit; and the Artemis, Hagen and Pavel Haas Quartets. help make up an irresistible musical programme. We stay at a beautiful quiet spa hotel in the mountains.

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    JANACEK in BRNO and opera in VIENNA
    28 November – 5 December 2018

    Janáček’s opera Jenůfa, a staged performance of The Diary of One who Disappeared, choral works and a concert in the Villa Tugendhat are among the highlights of our first visit to the festival and we finish with a few days in Vienna.

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Robert Avery, who accompanies all these tours, founded Habsburg Heritage Cultural Tours in 1989. He read Modern History at Cambridge and then devoted twenty years to the Anglo-Austrian Society, pioneering cultural tours and helping to run the Youth and Music Festival in Vienna. He was editorial consultant to the Eyewitness Travel Guide to Vienna and was awarded the Silver Haydn Medal of the City of Eisenstadt. When not leading tours he can usually be found at the opera.

 


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